The physician will serve as a clinical diagnostic radiologist and mammographer within Radiology service with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. The incumbent will provide interpretive and patient care services within the scope of a clinical diagnostic radiologist and mammographer and will have responsibilities in other areas such as program administration. The physician must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide multimodality diagnostic imaging services with an emphasis on mammographic skills, to include screening mammography, diagnostic mammography and ultrasound, tomography, as well as ultrasound and stereotactic guided biopsies. The physician must possess sufficient computer skills necessary to work with advanced electronic medical record, PACS and voice recognition systems. The majority of the physician's time will be devoted to clinical care with sufficient time for administrative duties as assigned by the Chief, Imaging Service. The incumbent will be responsible for collaborating with the lead mammographer in making executive decisions for the Mammography Section, such as policy development and business planning. Participation in staff meetings, hospital committees, and peer review process. Demonstrate effective communication both down to staff and up to leadership. Acting as Section Chief when the Service Chief is on leave. Timely completion of documentation and upkeep of credentials required for privileging and re-privileging. Participate in the FPPE/OPPE process. Adhere to employee health requirements. Participate in peer review process. Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others. Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care. Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Education: Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitor and coordinate educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision. The physician will be responsible for teaching house staff and medical students assigned to Imaging Service. Other duties as assigned. Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays). Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA NOTE: This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be checked weekly or at the request of management. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with periodic on-call responsibilities Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.